Not yet uhuru

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Mark Twain It’s a scene all too familiar in the saga of politics. In lieu of the usual television broadcaster, a man clad in decorated khaki intrudes the family living room. His voice, monotonous and authoritative, carries a message that will change course of history. The autocratic…

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The Givens

‘You are the bows from which your childrenas living arrows are sent forth.The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,and He bends you with His mightthat His arrows may go swift and far.Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;For even as He loves the arrow that flies,so He loves…

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Diplomacy for Girls’ Education

‘If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Fanti Proverb, Ghana One of the highlights of my year at SOAS was attending a conference on ‘The Role of Diplomacy in Mobilising Momentum for Girls’ Education’ at Wilton Park in July. Alexandra Abdelwahab, Lindsay Bownik, Kamilia Amdouni and I…

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